Catopsis floribunda

L. B. Smith

Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 117:5. 1937.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Plants flowering to 0.6 m. Leaves erect to spreading, bright green, 20–40 cm, not covered with conspicuous, white, chalky powder; sheath pale or slightly darkened toward base, elliptic; blade narrowly triangular, apex attenuate. Inflorescences: scapes erect or leaning; bracts foliaceous, imbricate, spreading; inflorescences usually 2-pinnate, with 5–15 lateral branches; spikes 15–50-flowered, erect to pendulous, stipitate; floral bracts green, ovate, 4–5 mm. Flowers diurnal; sepals yellow-green, broadly elliptic, 4–6 mm, leathery, apex obtuse, surfaces glabrous; petals erect to very slightly spreading, white, elliptic, 6–8 mm; style included, stigma erect, simple. Fruits ellipsoid, 8–10 mm.


Phenology: Flowering fall–winter.
Habitat: Epiphytic on a variety of hosts in humid, shady situations
Elevation: 0–30 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America

Discussion

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Catopsis floribunda"
Obtuse (?) +  and Attenuate (?) +
light tan;brown +
Harry E. Luther +  and Gregory K. Brown +
L. B. Smith +
triangular +
chalklike +
conspicuous +
ovoid;ellipsoid +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America +
0–30 m +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
radially symmetric;slightly bilaterally symmetric +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
ellipsoid +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Epiphytic on a variety of hosts in humid, shady situations +
compound +, simple +  and 5-many-flowered +
rosulate +  and many-ranked +
bright green +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
distinct +
spreading +  and erect to very +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Flowering fall–winter. +
chalky +  and white +
conspicuous +
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University +
correll1970a +
leaning +  and erect +
unappendaged +  and winged +
plumose +
yellow-green +
distinct +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
3 +  and 2 +
distinct +
unequal +
stipitate +  and 15-50-flowered +
erect +  and pendulous +
elongate +
epiphytic +
Catopsis floribunda +
Catopsis +
species +
water-absorbing +